Module 01: The key issues

This module is intended to assist participants to understand thoroughly the challenges and issues in rural finance. It reviews the problems rural people face in accessing financial services and the special challenges of rural areas that arise from rural and agricultural credit directed to the poor. The case study highlights the risks and challenges associated with agricultural lending.

Resources

resource title type year resource
Module 1: Case study exercise Case Study 2006
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The objective of this case study is to increase course participants' awareness of risks and challenges associated with agricultural lending and the issues that have to be taken into consideration when starting an agricultural lending program.

Author FAO
Region / Country Global
Keywords Agricultural Lending
Module 1: Elective reading material Paper 2006
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The following documents are recommended as additional reading material for participants wishing to further develop their knowledge in this topic.

  1. Rural finance and poverty alleviation
  2. A brief history of rural finance
  3. Characteristics, credit types and principles of the microfinance methodology
  4. Agricultural lending lesson 1

Please follow the links below to download the documents direct from the Rural Finance Learning Centre.

Author Module 1: Elective reading material
Region / Country Global
Keywords Rural Finance
Module 1: Module outline and facilitator's notes Guideline 2006
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Two documents are provided here:

  1. The teaching plan for Module 1 in a tabulated format.
  2. Facilitator notes for the case study exercise.
Author Miller, C.
Region / Country Global
Keywords Teaching Plan
Module 1: Power point presentation and notes Presentation 2006
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Slides for use with Module 1 of the Rural Finance Training Course. The module is divided into four blocks:

  1. What and why of rural finance
  2. History of rural finance and what was learned about RF needs
  3. Key challenges in rural finance 
  4. Case study from Harmenistan
Author Miller, C.
Region / Country Global
Keywords Agricultural Finance, Rural Finance
Module 1: Reading material for pre-course distribution Paper 2004
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The following documents are recommended as required reading for this module. They should be distributed to course participants in advance of the course or session.

  1. Rethinking Rural Finance: A Synthesis of "Paving The Way Forward For Rural Finance" Conference
  2. Key Challenges in Rural Finance
Author Various
Region / Country Global

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